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In mid-nineteenth-century Canada, expansion was in the air. Industry, strengthened by a flurry of railway building, was eager to exploit the vast resources of the Interior. Young farmers, unable to find land...
Markonish organized the Oh Canada exhibition catalogue by geographical region, prompting me to consider the ever-elusive "identity" of artists in the Atlantic region. But piecing together a solid regionalist...

National Gallery of Canada Artist Interview: Sonny Assu

An interview with Sonny Assu, one of the artists in Sakàhan: International Indigenous Art , on view at the National Gallery of Canada until 2 September 2013.
Peter Paul Rubens is a household name—one of those painters we’ve all heard about, but likely don’t really know. Famous for painting full-figured women, he produced an enormous body of work, and was himself...
In the world of art, drawing is often perceived as bridesmaid, and painting, the bride. Phaidon’s latest, Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing , showcases drawing without linking it to painting. The result...

National Gallery of Canada Artist Interview: Bayrol Jimenez

An interview with Bayrol Jimenez, whose work can be viewed in Sakàhan: International Indigenous Art , on view at the National Gallery of Canada until 2 September 2013.
He is a painter, sculptor, musician and filmmaker and, at 84 years old, Canadian artist Michael Snow is still surprising the art world. Sometimes he’s still surprising himself.
Opening on 17 May, Sakahàn will feature more than 150 works by over 80 contemporary artists from around the world, making it the largest-ever global survey of contemporary Indigenous art.
From the outside it doesn’t look like much: a modest and unadorned plywood box. Yet, when contemporary art curator and sculptor David Norr first experienced The Paradise Institute by Janet Cardiff and George...